Master of Professional Kinesiology New Student Guide 2017-2018

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Master of Professional Kinesiology New Student Guide 2017-2018
Master of Professional Kinesiology
 New Student Guide 2017-2018

MPK SESSIONAL DATES 2017-2018 ............................................................................................................... 1
ADMISSION CONDITIONS .............................................................................................................................. 2
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENT CARD – TCARD.................................................................................... 2
SET UP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND ACTIVATE YOUR UTORID ..................................................................... 2
ACORN – STUDENT WEB SERVICE ................................................................................................................. 3
TEXTBOOKS ................................................................................................................................................... 3
MPK PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................. 4
MPK TIMETABLE (OVERVIEW)....................................................................................................................... 4
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 5
COURSE ENROLMENT ................................................................................................................................. 10
PLACEMENT INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................... 11
TUITION FEES, FEE PAYMENTS, OSAP, FEE DEFERRAL ................................................................................ 13
STUDENT RESOURCES ................................................................................................................................. 15
MPK PROGRAM CONTACTS ........................................................................................................................ 19
WHAT’S NEXT? ............................................................................................................................................ 20
ORIENTATION EVENTS ................................................................................................................................ 20
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Fall Session 2017
August       7      Civic Holiday (University closed)

August       8      MPK New Student Orientation

August       9      First day of MPK Fall classes
                    Last day for tuition fee deferral (if eligible) or payment of minimum
August       25     payment to register for 2017-2018 (after this date a late registration fee
                    will be applied)
September    4      Labour Day (University closed)
                    Remaining fall session (September to December) fees due by this date to
September    29
                    avoid incurring service charges
October      9      Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
                    Students registered in Fall-Winter: Remaining winter session (January to
November     29     April) fees due by this date to avoid incurring service charges, which
                    begin accruing on December 15
                    University closed for winter break from Thursday, December 21 to
December     21
                    Tuesday, January 2 inclusive

Winter Session 2018
January     8     First day of MPK Winter session courses
January     17    Fall session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web
                  Service (ROSI/ACORN)
March       30    Good Friday (University closed)

Summer Session 2018
May         16    Winter session grades available for viewing by students on the Student
                  Web Service (ROSI/ACORN)
May         21    Victoria Day (University closed)
July        2     Canada Day (University closed)
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Admission conditions as stated on your Offer of Admission letter must be satisfied. All non-UofT
students must submit an original, sealed and signed, final transcript to the Graduate Programs Office
before you start classes. If this is not possible, please contact the Graduate Programs Office

Note: University of Toronto graduates do not need to submit a final transcript.

Final transcripts (with date of conferral) must be sent to the following address:

Zarine Ahmed
Department of Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
55, Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

To check the status of receipt of your official transcripts, log onto your SGS Online Admission

The TCard is the campus ID card, which provides access to services and facilities such as Blackboard,
libraries, athletic facilities, exams, meal plans, printing services, and more. Once students have their
TCard, they are also able to enable their UTORid, U of T email address, and access U of T WiFi.

Starting June 5th, TCards will be issued for new students at the Koffler Student Services Centre (214
College Street, first floor). Get your TCard as soon as you can.

More information available at:

Note: UofT students continuing in another UofT degree, do not need a new TCard, your current TCard
can still be used.

Once you have your TCard, activate your UTORid account which will automatically create your UTmail+
account. All U of T students are given a U of T email address through the UTmail+ service. It’s your
responsibility to activate and maintain this account. Enter this new email address on your ACORN
record. U of T uses email to communicate with you. It’s your responsibility to update your email on
ACORN and to check your UTmail+ account daily.
The University’s official method of corresponding with students regarding registration, enrolment
status, student accounts and other important areas of business, is through your University of Toronto
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(or utoronto) e-mail account. It is your responsibility to read your utoronto e-mail on a regular basis.
This will ensure that you receive important information from your instructors and the university.

The Accessible Campus Online Resource Network (ACORN) is UofT’s student web service. Sign into
ACORN to check fees and finances, update your address and emergency contact information, and more.

ACORN will allow you to:
    Update contact information
    View tuition invoices and financial account
    Order Transcripts
    Defer Fees
    Print Tax Forms
    Access information on housing, health and support, co-curricular programs and more in one

Access ACORN using your UTORid and password.

For more information about ACORN visit

The Learning Portal is an online course communication system that your instructors will use to
communicate important course information to you. The majority of instructors will post their course
outline and various course notices and policies via Portal. Some instructors will also post your course
assignment, midterm test and essay grades on Portal. The majority of your courses will become active
on Portal during the first week of classes. Login to Portal using your UTORid at the following link:

Your course instructors will provide you with information related to the required and optional textbooks
for your course during the first class or on the Portal course site. It is best to wait until you have received
specific information from your instructor about the textbook edition and purchase location so you do
not buy the wrong textbook.

The University of Toronto is comprised of 44 libraries at three campuses. We are proud to support
learning, teaching and research at the University of Toronto with collections that are unparalleled in
Canada in their richness and diversity. For more information on library locations, catalogue and other
information, please visit
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       The MPK program is a full-time, 16-month program (August to December, inclusive) and offers a mix of
       classroom, case-based, laboratory and experiential education. The MPK involves successful completion
       of 12.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

                           o    14 courses (equal to 10.5 FCE academic courses)
                           o    600 hours of professional practice (1.5 FCE)

         A detailed course timetable including time and room location will be sent to you in July.

       AUGUST 2017                 September 2017                  October 2017               November 2017           December 2017

                               MPK4001Y (Sep 5 - Dec 20)
MPK3999H                       Clinical Assessment and Interventions
(Aug 8 - Aug 31)
Introduction to                MPK4004Y (Sep 5 - Dec 20)
Professional Kinesiology       Physical Culture, Health and Social Environments

                               MPK4008Y (Sep 5 - Nov 7)
                               Evidence-Supported Practice

                                                                                         MPK4006H (Nov 13 - Dec 20)
MPK4000H                                                                                 Interprofessional Practice
(Aug 8 - Aug 31)
Introduction to Human          MPK4005H (Sep 5 - Dec 20)
Movement in Professional       Strength-Based Professional Practice
Kinesiology                    MPK8001H (Sep 12 - Dec 16)
                               Placement 1

       January 2018                 February 2018                      March 2018               April 2018              May 2018

                                                                                                                                   SPRING BREAK
MPK4002Y (Jan 8 - Mar 29)                                                                MPK4010H (Apr 2 - May 25)
Biophysical Assessment and Interventions                                                 Professional Practice

MPK4003Y (Jan 8 - Mar 29)
Behavioural Assessment and Interventions

MPK4007Y (Jan 8 - Mar 2)
Practice Setting Considerations

MPK4009H (Jan 8 - Feb 16)
Business of Kinesiology and Entrepreneurship

MPK4015H (Jan 8 – Mar 29)
Practice and Program Evaluation
                                                                                         MPK8002H (Apr 2 - May25)
MPK8001H (Jan 8 - Mar 29)                                                                Placement 2
Placement 1
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     June 2018              July 2018        August 2018          September 2018            October 2018   November 2018

MPK4010H (Jun 11 - Aug 3)                MPK4012Y (Aug 7 - Nov 30)
Professional Practice                    Capstone Project: Improving Kinesiology Practice

MPK8002H (Jun 11 - Aug 3)
Placement 3

      MPK3999H Introduction to Professional Kinesiology (0.5 FCE)
      MPK3999H serves as an introduction to professional kinesiology, including starting the process of
      forming a professional identity, and becoming familiar with the responsibilities, laws and ethics of a
      registered health profession. The course will also introduce a series of learning tools and topics, which
      will be developed in more detail in subsequent courses. Tools include use of library resources, use of
      case studies for learning and electronic tools for clinicians. Topics include the elements of the MPK
      program, models of kinesiology practice, evidence supported practice, and the use of multiple lenses in
      kinesiology including biophysical, clinical, behavioral and physical cultural viewpoints. This course will
      assist students in developing an advanced understanding of how kinesiology can be applied in a
      professional context to enhance the health, wellness and functional capacity of clients. A mixture of
      lecture, laboratory and practical sessions will be used to aid in the development of knowledge and skills
      related to the practice of movement science.

      Course duration:
          • 4 weeks
          • 10 hours of classroom activity/10 hours of laboratories and tutorials

      MPK4000H Introduction to Human Movement in Professional Kinesiology (1.0 FCE)
      The MPK4000H course introduces an integrated approach to human movement in the context of
      professional kinesiology. The central tenet of this integrated approach is that every individual,
      regardless of age, experience, fitness or job status, needs the capacity to meet the demands of their life.
      This model provides a common foundation to establish recommendations for interventions to
      aid clients in reducing impairment and increasing performance. Students will enhance their ability to
      meet clients’ specific needs by developing an appreciation for screening, assessment and exercise
      program design – having the knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and evaluate will
      distinguish exceptional professionals who change lives from those who design “hard” workouts. Using a
      combination of teaching styles (e.g. lecture, reflection, discussion, observation and demonstration),
      small and large group activities, case studies, and hands-on experiences, students will be provided
      with the knowledge and tools to make exercise matter for any client.

      Course duration:
          • 4 weeks
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     • 10 hours of classroom activity/10 hours of laboratories, tutorials and service learning and/or field
     trips per week

MPK4001Y Clinical Assessment and Interventions (1.0 FCE)
Clinical practice refers to the delivery of health services based upon the interaction between
practitioners and clients rather than theory or basic science alone. Quality of clinical practice is achieved
through patient interaction, involving various processes within the clinical paradigm of the practitioner,
client and services. These interactions allow for thoughtful clinical reasoning and decision making to
guide patient care across the health continuum, including assessment, intervention and the long-term
management of health. In this course, students will explore the nature of the clinical paradigm and
develop clinical reasoning skills related to the delivery of kinesiology assessment and intervention.
This course will assist in developing the critical thinking skills required for effective decision making,
while considering the needs of the client in the broad paradigm of clinical management. A mixture of
lecture, problem- and case-based learning sessions, laboratories and assignments will be used to aid in
the development of knowledge and skills related to clinical assessments and interventions.
Course duration:
 • 15 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/2-hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4002Y Biophysical Assessment and Interventions (1.0 FCE)
Kinesiology assessment and intervention techniques should be selected and adapted to accommodate
environmental, individual and task factors. In this course, students will learn how to appropriately
design, select and administer a range of general and population-specific kinesiology assessments and
interventions that relate to biological and physical performance for clients across the health-to-
performance continuum. Lectures will stress the way anatomy, physiology, injury and pathology affect
decisions regarding client screening, assessment and intervention approaches. Emphasis will be placed
on the demonstration of critical thinking, evidence-based decision-making and applied skills within case-
based learning sessions and laboratories.
Course duration:
 • 12 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/2 hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4003Y Behavioural Assessment and Interventions (1.0 FCE)
Supporting and adapting behaviours towards improved health are central to the role of kinesiologists in
delivering client care. The complex interaction of clients’ perceptions, goals, experiences, objectives,
barriers and facilitators around health behaviours must be considered for the appropriate development
of healthy lifestyle planning. In this course, students will enhance their understanding of the principles
and application of theory-driven health behaviour assessment and intervention techniques for the
prevention, treatment or management of health and performance. Skill development will focus on
critical appraisal of assessment instruments, individualized interviewing and counselling techniques,
strategies to accommodate varying degrees of health literacy and dynamic approaches to establishing
and monitoring chronic health behaviour change. Students will engage in case-based learning,
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partner/small-group role-playing and lectures to develop a rich understanding of behaviour change
theory and its application.
Course duration:
 • 12 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/2-hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4004Y Physical Culture, Health and Social Environments (1.0 FCE)
A comprehensive examination of the cultural, social and ecological effects that help shape health
environments and behaviours provides important information and direction for health-promoting
strategies. Accordingly, understanding and respecting the beliefs, backgrounds and broader social
influences on health (and cultural understandings of health practices) and how they impact the client
are essential to the creation of optimal kinesiology services. In this course, students will learn about the
interactions between society, environments, culture, social justice and physical health and how to apply
these understandings in the development of health-promoting programming. Furthermore, students will
develop the ability to conceptualize and critically analyze the complicated institutional relationships
between personal health, health-care service and practice, and broader-scale structural determinants
for effective, responsible, interdisciplinary client care. A mixture of lecture, problem- and case- based
learning sessions and assignments will be used to aid in the development of knowledge and skills.

Course duration:
 • 15 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/2-hour tutorial alternate weeks

MPK4005H Strength-Based Professional Practice (0.5 FCE)
The purpose of this course is to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding in models of service
program delivery and development. This course places an increased emphasis on using strength-based
practice and linking theory with practice, which is done concurrently in MPK8001. With an increased
emphasis on using Strength Based Practice as a theory base in linking with practice which is done
concurrently in MPK8001. Topics will include theoretical foundations of the strength-based practice,
differentiating problem- based and strength-based practice, and approaches to strength-based practice.
Learning outcomes will be achieved through a combination of lectures, critical reflection, group work
and applied assignments. Students will integrate knowledge from their experiences in MPK8001 and
knowledge and theory from the set of concurrent courses (MPK4001, MPK4004, MPK4006, and

Course Duration:
 • 15 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/tutorial per week

MPK4006H Interprofessional Practice (0.5 FCE)
Kinesiologists practise among an extensive team of practitioners to provide comprehensive and co-
ordinated services for clients. Students in this course will develop an understanding of the principles and
concepts of interdisciplinary teamwork in a health-care and health promotion context. A focus of the
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course will be placed on strategies that facilitate appropriate co-ordination of service delivery,
appropriate referral pathways, collaborative interprofessional communication and practising within the
limits of the professional scope of practice. Guest lecturers from across the health-care disciplines and
related groups will contribute to the learning experience. Students will participate in interprofessional
education sessions throughout the year with health- care students from other programs.

Course duration:
 • 5 weeks
 • Additional events will be co-ordinated with the Centre for Interprofessional Education

MPK4007Y Practice Setting Considerations (1.0 FCE)
Kinesiologists have the expertise to work with a range of populations in a variety of settings, including
but not limited to hospitals, rehabilitation centres, workplace environments and sport. Models of service
delivery in kinesiology are guided with consideration for the professional, physical, social and economic
environments in which they operate. Through the course, students will learn to critically appraise the
facilitators and barriers to programmatic development and delivery. Professional environments that
align with Faculty practice and research strength will serve as cases for students to apply creativity,
critical thinking and problem-solving skills. A mixture of lecture, case- based learning and field trips will
be integrated to facilitate the learning experience.

Course duration:
 • 8 weeks
 • 3 hours of lecture/2-hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4008Y Evidence-Supported Practice (1.0 FCE)
Evidence-supported practice refers to the integration of available scientific evidence into decision-
making processes that guide the delivery of health services. Critical appraisal of research methodology
and interpretation is an essential skill that ensures current best- practice approaches are maintained. In
this course, students will enhance their understanding of research design and methodology, practice
guidelines and knowledge translation strategies to clients and colleagues. Emphasized in this course are
development of advanced skills in primary research retrieval and evaluation, synthesis of research
findings across studies towards evidence-based decision making, strategies for rigorous programmatic
evaluation and application of research findings in professional practice. Students will have opportunities
to practise discussing research and knowledge with various audiences (researchers, practitioners, clients
and the public) through various media. Concepts and frameworks from implementation science and
knowledge translation will be used. A mixture of lectures, problem- and case-based learning sessions
and assignments will be used to aid in development of knowledge and skills.

Course duration:
 • 10 weeks
 • 2 hours of lecture/2-hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4009H Business of Kinesiology and Entrepreneurship (0.5 FCE)
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There is a growing demand for health promotion and support services, creating opportunities for
innovation in professional kinesiology services and/or products. Successful kinesiology-related ventures
in a competitive climate require a foundation of business and management skills that are framed within
the health industry and professional standards. In this course, students will learn about kinesiology as a
business, project management and entrepreneurial strategy. Business models and strategies will be
discussed within the context of kinesiology professional standards with an emphasis on relevant codes
and regulations. This course will be delivered in lectures, facilitated by partner and group activities using
problem- and case-based learning approaches.

Course duration:
• 6 weeks
• 2.5 hours of lecture/2-hour lab/tutorial per week

MPK4010H Professional Practice (0.5 FCE)
This online course supports the learning environment throughout Placement 2 (MPK8002) and
Placement 3 (MPK8003) with synchronous and asynchronous online lectures and discussions on topics
relating to professional practice to encourage the development of reflective practitioners. The
intersection of theory and practice will be explored. This is a credit/no credit course.

Course duration:
• 16 weeks
• 1 hour per week online

MPK4015H Practice and Program Evaluation (0.5 FCE)
The emphasis of this course is on understanding the various paradigms and methods that may be used
to evaluate programs. Topics will include distinguishing research, assessment and evaluation, the
evaluation process, developing an evaluation question, paradigms and models of program evaluation,
quality criteria, and ethical considerations in program evaluation. Learning outcomes will be achieved
through a combination of lectures, critical discussion, group work and applied assignments.

Course Duration:
• 12 weeks
• 2 hours of lecture/ tutorials per week

MPK4012Y Capstone Project: Improving Kinesiology Practice (1.0 FCE)
In this capstone project, students will draw upon a mixture of research, assessment, intervention,
analysis and communication skills acquired throughout the program to develop a plan to improve
kinesiology practice. This may take the form of a plan for a new area of practice, a new approach for an
established area or improved implementation of known best practices. Students will present their
findings in a conference-style atmosphere.

Course Duration:
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   • 17 weeks

  MPK8001H Placement 1
  Over 120 practice hours, students are exposed to the practice of kinesiology and gain hands-on
  kinesiology experience working directly with clients in one of the areas of high performance sport,
  chronic disease and mental health, children and youth, and musculoskeletal health and concussion. This
  is a credit/no credit course.

  MPK8002H Placement 2
  Over 240 practice hours, this placement provides the opportunity for students to gain practical
  kinesiology experience in a real-world work environment. Possible settings include hospitals, clinics,
  innovative enterprises and sport and community organizations. This is a credit/no credit course.

  MPK8003H Placement 3
  Over 240 practice hours, this placement provides the opportunity for students to gain practical
  kinesiology experience in a real-world work environment. Possible settings include hospitals, clinics,
  innovative enterprises and sport and community organizations. This is a credit/no credit course.


  All of the graduate courses offered in the Master of Professional Kinesiology program are mandatory.
  Students will be pre-enrolled in courses by the Graduate Department at the end of July. The first day of
  classes is August 9, 2017.
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    The MPK provides unparalleled learning environments for hands-on practice, working alongside leading
    experts and practitioners on campus and across the GTA. Practice is deliberately structured and
    grounded in experiential learning theory. Students will be matched with placement opportunities based
    on their learning goals. General liability and health and safety insurance are maintained for all students
    while on placement. Each placement opportunity will emphasize specific learning activities and all
    placements are unpaid.

    Students will engage in 600 hours of professional, structured experience across three placements:
            Placement 1: Part-time within KPE (120 hours September to March)
            Placement 2: Full-time (240 hours April to May)
            Placement 3: Full-time (240 hours June to July)

    In the first placement (September to March), students will spend 120 hours in one of four practice areas,
    including High Performance Sport, Children and Youth, Chronic Disease, or Musculoskeletal Health and
    Concussion. Students will rank their placement choices and will be matched accordingly.

    High Performance Sport
    The University of Toronto Strength and Conditioning Centre is one of the most diverse sporting
    environments in Canada, supporting 22 intercollegiate teams in 14 different sports, in addition to
    Olympic and professional athletes. The Varsity Blues Athletic Department and S&C Centre is fully
    integrated within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. This placement provides students
    with an opportunity for guided professional development, participation in daily activities and training
    sessions, experience in different sport settings and exposure to the latest evidence-based training
    methods and practices.

    Children and Youth
    The U of T Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience (S.M.I.L.E.) program is offered by the
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education in partnership with Surrey Place Centre, Clinton Street
    Public School and Acadia University. MPK students will contribute to the delivery of this innovative
    program designed to enhance the physical literacy and fundamental movement skill development of
    children and youth with disabilities. MPK students will be working one-on-one with a child (aged 6 to 12
    years) with a disability to assess and develop individualized, meaningful physical activities goals.

    Chronic Disease and Mental Health
    MPK students will contribute to the delivery of the U of T Secondary Prevention and Rehabilitation
    Kinesiology (S.P.A.R.K.) program with the aim of promoting long-term health through exercise
    prescription and physical activity participation. In the S.P.A.R.K. program, MPK students are paired
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one-on-one with an adult with a previous history of cancer or cardiovascular disease for the purpose of
assessing exercise needs and developing and delivering an exercise plan. Students are also paired with a
U of T student experiencing high stress and/or symptoms of depression and anxiety to develop and
deliver a physical activity plan to enhance mental health.

Musculoskeletal Health and Concussion
The David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic has been treating sport-related injuries in the University of
Toronto community for over 60 years. As a comprehensive sport medicine care facility, the MacIntosh
Clinic's staff includes certified athletic therapists, sport physiotherapists, sport massage therapists, sport
physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, a certified pedorthist and a registered psychologist. MPK students will
work alongside other therapists in the clinic to prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries that
result from physical activity or sport, contributing to the development, monitoring, evaluation and
delivery of programming for the MacIntosh Clinic, including assisting with the Preventive and
Rehabilitative Instruction on Movement and Exercise (P.R.I.M.E.) program for students recovering from
concussion or lower limb injuries.

MPK students will gain hands-on learning experiences through their placements with partner
organizations. The intention of these community placements is for students to apply principles of
movement assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation, and to gain additional experience with
various clients and health care teams working within the scope of practice of a Registered Kinesiologist.

Sample Placement Learning Activities Include:

Hospital Placement

       Exercise prescription and progression of exercise training for patients with chronic conditions
       Collaborate in the care of a patient with an injury alongside with other health professionals
       Collect, process and report research data

Clinical Placement

       Under direction, carry out musculoskeletal assessment and develop exercise treatment plans
       Collaborate in the care of a client with an injury alongside other health professionals
       Employ a variety of exercise therapies (aerobic, resistive, flexibility, range of motion) with clients

Innovative Enterprise Placement

       Contribute to research and product development through the lens of a kinesiologist
       Develop a new communication strategy to clients, health care professionals and funders
       Develop, deliver and evaluate in-house corporate wellness programming
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   Sport Organization Placement

          Collaborate with other professionals to facilitate optimal training and performance of athletes
          Select, administer, and interpret appropriate sport specific tests and assessments
          Plan, modify and teach sport-specific exercise strategies to promote performance transfer

   Community Organization Placement

          Conduct community outreach activities to promote kinesiology programs
          Review fundamental movement skills and physical literacy to develop individualized exercise
          Develop and deliver exercise plans and programs to community members of diverse ages and
           ability levels

   Full details for Placements 2 and 3, including learning activities, locations and prerequisites will be
   provided to students in the winter term. Students will apply and rank placements, and will be matched
   with opportunities in February. There will be workshops and resources to support students as they
   prepare placement applications.


   Your tuition fees invoice will be available on ACORN in mid-July for the 2017-2018 academic year. Your
   invoice will include the Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) and the full amount for 2017-2018
   academic year. You may choose to pay the fees on a term basis or all of your fees for the year. More
   details will be on your tuition fee invoice on ACORN. The Minimum Payment to Register amount should
   be paid by August 25th in order to be registered on time. Detailed information about tuition fees
   available at:

   The MPK Program starts on August 8 with the intensive courses, Introduction to Professional Kinesiology
   (MPK3999H) and Introduction to Human Movement in Professional Kinesiology (MPK4000H). Although
   the program starts with these courses in the summer session, your tuition fees for these courses is
   included in the fall session.

   You can pay your fees like a bill – at a bank, bank machine or via telephone or internet banking.
   To pay at a bank machine or at a teller, take a copy of your account in invoice format printed from
   ACORN with you. Your account number (on the top right hand corner of the invoice) & student number
   printed on the account are needed to ensure the payment is credited to your student account.
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To pay online or by phone, add the University of Toronto to your list of bills, using the account number
located on the top right-hand corner of your invoice (on ACORN). The account number consists of up to
the first five characters of your surname (in capital letters) and 10 numbers which will be your student
number with leading zeros.

For more information about tuition fees, fee payment and service charges, please review the Student
Accounts website at

Visit the OSAP website at for detailed information about application process and

For questions related to OSAP, please contact Financial Aid at Enrolment Services, 172 St.George Street,
416 978-2190.

If you have applied for OSAP and have been deemed eligible to receive OSAP, you may request a
temporary tuition fee deferral through ACORN. The tuition fee deferral allows you to be fully registered
in courses without paying the minimum fee before the fee deadline. You must defer your tuition fee by
August 25, 2017; after this date, you must go to the SGS Student Services office (63 St. George Street) in
person and request to register without payment (i.e., make a fee deferral). Late registration fees will be
assessed. For detailed instructions on deferring your tuition fees, please visit:

Starting mid-July, ACORN will allow you to view your tuition fee invoices and financial account; please
log onto ACORN to view your invoice. To be fully registered for the fall-winter sessions you must pay the
Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) or defer your tuition fees (if you are receiving OSAP funding).
Once you have paid your Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) or deferred tuition fees, your registration
status on ACORN will automatically change from 'invite' (INVIT) to 'registered' (REG) within seven
business days of payment or deferral.

Failure to pay the minimum required payment or arrange deferral of tuition fees by August 25, 2017 will
result in cancellation of enrolment in all courses.
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  MPK students have access to a wide variety of resources, including Faculty of Kinesiology and
  Physical Education resources, School of Graduate Studies resources and general resources at
  the University of Toronto. Some of the key resources are listed below:

  MPK students with questions regarding program requirements, registration, courses, student
  expectations or any other program-related questions, are encouraged to contact
  Zarine Ahmed, Graduate Program Coordinator:

  Phone: 416 978 6087

  MPK students with questions regarding the placement, student expectations at placement,
  preparing for placement or any other placement-related questions, are encouraged to contact
  Ainsley Goldman, Placement Program Coordinator:

  Phone: 416 978 0474

  KPE’s Health Sciences Writing Centre provides free individualized, confidential writing instruction to
  develop your writing skills, improve your capacity to plan, organize, write and revise academic papers
  and manage ESL/EFL language challenges. The centre works with all students, for all assignments, at all
  stages of the writing process. Visit the website to book an appointment or for more information.

  The David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic has been treating sport-related injuries in the University of
  Toronto community for over 78 years. Services are available to anyone with sport or exercise-related
  injuries or inquiries.

  A comprehensive sport medicine care facility, the clinic's staff includes certified athletic therapists, sport
  and manual physiotherapists, sport massage therapists, sport physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, a
  certified pedorthist and a registered psychologist (in clinical neuropsychology). Each professional is
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committed to offering an exceptional quality of care to help you get back in action faster.



A hub to help you navigate graduate student life at UofT and connect you to workshops, social events,
campus services and resources.

There are extensive services on campus to support student wellness. These include, but are not limited
to Dental Service, Health and Counselling Centre, Health and Wellness Centre and Multi-Faith Centre.
For more information on these support services and many others visit

Meet with a learning strategist or attend a writer’s group session.

To better meet the diverse needs of the graduate student population, graduate students can access
counselling services at the School of Graduate Studies. The Wellness Counsellor will offer brief
counselling services tailored to the challenges presented by graduate-level university life. The focus of
counselling is on strengths, resiliency, and skills-building.

The GPS program is designed to help all graduate students become fully prepared for their future. GPS
focuses on skills beyond those conventionally learned within a disciplinary program-skills that may be
critical to success in the wide range of careers that graduates enter.

The Graduate Centre for Academic Communication (GCAC) provides graduate students with advanced
training in academic writing and speaking. GCAC was formerly known as the Office of English Language
and Writing Support (ELWS). This name change does not reflect any change in mandate or
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programming; the new name simply serves to emphasize the type of support is offered to all graduate
students at U of T.

Graduate students need to be able to communicate sophisticated information to sophisticated
audiences. As you prepare to attend your first conference, to write your first proposal, or to publish your
first paper, you will need stronger communication skills than those needed in undergraduate work. By
emphasizing professional development rather than remediation, GCAC can help you cultivate the ability
to diagnose and address the weaknesses in your oral and written work.

GCAC offers five types of support designed to target the needs of both native and non-native speakers
of English: non-credit courses, single-session workshops, individual writing consultations, writing
intensives, and a list of additional resources for academic writing and speaking.

All of the programs are free. While the workshops function on a drop-in basis, writing
centre consultations require an appointment, and courses and writing intensives require registration.

It is best to seek help early so your problems do not get out of control. Most financial problems only get
worse unless you seek help. Financial advising can help relieve your stress, resolve your immediate
financial problems and help you plan for the future. The financial advisor is trained to assist currently
registered students in all aspects of financial management including planning a budget and debt load

Graduate students are welcome to connect confidentially with one of the trained G2G Peer Advisors
(grad-to-grad) to talk about options for addressing a concern, how to start a difficult
conversation and/or university supports and resources. The G2G will not intervene or advocate – they
will listen and help you to navigate your own way forward.

Accessibility Services provides services and programs for students with a documented disability,
whether physical, sensory, learning disabilities or mental disorders. Students with a temporary disability
(e.g. concussion, broken arm or leg,) also qualify. Services include test and exam arrangements, note-
taking services, on-campus transportation, concussion support etc. Visit the website to find out about
registering, accommodations, peer mentoring, financial supports etc.

The Career Centre provides offers a full range of career education and exploration programming. They
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   also deliver extensive customized career programming for graduate students.

   With seven gymnasia, three pools (including the only Olympic-sized pool in downtown Toronto), a
   strength and conditioning centre, indoor track, dance studio, cardio machines, tennis and squash courts
   and steam rooms, there really is something for everybody! Facilities are available for use by U of T
   students and all other Athletic Centre members.

   The Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport is a multi-storey sport and exercise facility housing a
   2,000-seat, internationally-rated field house for basketball, volleyball and other court sports, a state-of-
   the-art strength and conditioning centre, fitness studio, sport medicine clinic and research and teaching

   Varsity Centre – which includes a 5,000-seat stadium, 400m eight-lane track, state-of-the-art artificial
   turf field with a dome for winter use, and 4,000-seat arena – is a sport and recreation facility like no
   other. Home to international, intercollegiate and intramural competitions throughout the year, Varsity
   Centre also hosts recreational and instructional classes, children’s programs and high performance
   athlete training. During the winter months, the field continues to be a hive of activity under the dome,
   where students and members can make use of the driving range and a range of drop-in recreational

   Use the online Campus Map to find the locations of your MPK and elective classes. Classroom locations
   are listed on ACORN and are also published on the timetables. Location information consists of a two
   letter building code followed by the room number in that building. For example the location BN 302
   represents room 302 in the Clara Benson Building, 320 Huron Street.

   The MPK Classroom is a newly renovated space made specifically for the MPK students. This
   new space includes classroom space, lab and breakout rooms located in the UofT Athletic
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  U of T has hundreds of great student clubs, tons of fun events and dozens of gorgeous buildings and
  spaces to explore. Here are some ideas /suggestions of things to do around campus

              Hart House
              University of Toronto Graduate Student Union
              University of Toronto Grad Life:
              University of Toronto Student Life
              University of Toronto Magazine:


  Zarine Ahmed, Graduate Program Coordinator
  Phone: 416 978 6087

  Ainsley, Goldman, Placement Coordinator
  Phone: 416 978 0474

  Professor Scott Thomas, Director, MPK program

  LOCATION: 320 Huron Street, Room BN 102 (Clara Benson Building, enter via 320 Huron Street Doors)
  PHONE: 416-978-6087
  FAX: 416-971-2118

  Office Hours
  Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1: 00-4:30 p.m.
  Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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  Detailed information about the MPK Program will be available in the MPK Program Student Handbook.
  The handbook will be available on the website in July and a copy will be provided to you at the New
  Student Orientation.

  August 8, 2017
  At the mandatory New Student Orientation you will be introduced to fellow graduate students, learn
  more about program requirements and meet the faculty and staff. Detailed information to follow.

  September 5, 2017
  The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) invites incoming graduate students to SGS Orientation 2017.
  SGS will send you an invitation to the SGS Orientation Session closer to the date.
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